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Weekly Top Reads: Lantern Ceremony, Funding for City Projects, 149 Salem St. Proposal, Sen. Boncore’s Priorities, Spring at the Library & Pool Days Ahead!

This week’s top posts on featured historic events, city projects, developments, government, warmer weather festivities and more! Read on below to see most popular articles from this past week.

244th Lantern Ceremony Lights Up the Night on Patriot’s Day Eve

The 244th Lantern Lighting Ceremony was held on Sunday night on the eve of Patriot’s Day at the Old North Church. The Lantern Ceremony celebrates the events of the night of April 18, 1775, when two men, acting under the orders of Paul Revere, snuck into the Old North Church late at night and hung two lanterns. Read more and see photos here.

City Announces New Capital Funding For Cutillo Park Study, North End Library and Columbus Playground

The Mayor’s Office has announced new funding for capital projects citywide, including several in the North End/Waterfront area – Cutillo Park, North End Branch Library, and Christopher Columbus Park. Read more and see the City’s project map here.

Residents Group Narrowly Supports New Building at Prince & Salem Streets [Video]

In a vote of 16-15, members of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) narrowly supported new construction at 149 Salem Street, including the corner at 71 Prince Street. Read more and watch the video here.

State Senator Joe Boncore Talks Transportation and Legislative Priorities

Senator Joe Boncore spoke to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) highlighting his legislative and community priorities. He emphasized housing affordability and a need to alleviate traffic congestion, along other topics. Read more and watch the video here.

Mirabella Pool Set to Open Saturday, June 22

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) has announced that Boston’s two outdoor pools, the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End and the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown will open for the season on Saturday, June 22. Read more details here.

Editor’s Choice

Spring Bloomed at the Library [Photos]

Spring came with a burst of color to the North End Branch of the Boston Public Library in early April! Books in Bloom, a pairing of designer floral arrangements and well-known books, was planned by The Friends of the North End Library in conjunction with Branch Librarian, Jennifer Hawes. Read more and see photos here.

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